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North Texas Collegiate Academy is committed to the safety and security of all students, staff, and visitors. A comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been developed to address the four phases of emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Various drills such as fire drills, severe weather drills, and intruder drills are examples of measures taken by campuses to prepare students for an emergency. Additionally, North Texas Collegiate Academy cooperates with local and regional emergency agencies to address issues related to incident management.
IN AN EMERGENCY - WHEN YOU HEAR IT. DO IT.

Lockout is called when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school building. Whether it’s due to violence or criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood, or a dangerous animal in the playground, Lockout uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.

EXAMPLES OF LOCKOUT CONDITIONS
The following are some examples of when a school or emergency dispatch might call for a Lockout.

  • Dangerous animal on school grounds
  • Criminal activity in area
  • Civil disobedience

 



LOCKOUT! Get inside. Lock outside doors.

 

STUDENTS

  • Return inside
  • Business as usual

 

TEACHER

  • Bring everyone indoors
  • Lock outside doors
  • Increase situational awareness
  • Business as usual
  • Take attendance

Lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building. From parental custody disputes to intruders to a weapon on campus, Lockdown uses classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

EXAMPLES OF LOCKDOWN CONDITIONS
The following are simply some examples of when a school or emergency dispatch might call for a Lockout.

  • Dangerous animal within school building
  • Intruder
  • Angry or violent person attempting to gain entry
  • Weapon on campus

 



LOCKDOWN! Locks, lights, out of sight.

 

STUDENTS

  • Move away from sight
  • Maintain silence
  • Do not open the door

 

TEACHER

  • Lock interior doors
  • Turn out the lights
  • Move away from sight
  • Do not open the door
  • Maintain silence
  • Take attendance
Evacuate is called when there is a need to move students from one location to another.




EVACUATE! To the announced location.

 

STUDENTS

  • Bring your phone
  • Leave your stuff behind
  • Follow instructions

 

TEACHER

  • Lead evacuation to a location
  • Take attendance
  • Notify if missing, extra or injured students

Shelter is called when the need for personal protection is necessary. Training should also include spontaneous events such as tornado, earthquake or hazmat.

HAZARDS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Tornado (or extreme weather)
  • Hazmat (chemical spill or fumes)
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami

 



SHELTER! Hazard and safety strategy.

 

STUDENTS

  • Tornado 
  • Hazmat
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami

 

TEACHER

  • Lead safety strategy
  • Take attendance
There may be situations that require students to remain in their classrooms. For example, an altercation in the hallway may demand keeping students out of the halls until it is resolved.



HOLD! In your classroom. Clear the halls.

 

STUDENTS

  • Remain in the classroom until the “All Clear” is announced

 

TEACHER

  • Close and lock the classroom door
  • Business as usual
  • Take attendance